10 Jan 2013

England batsman Kevin Pietersen completes reintegration

10:07 am on 10 January 2013

England batsman Kevin Pietersen has signed a full contract with the England and Wales Cricket Board to complete his reintegration into the international fold.

Pietersen's relations with the ECB hit rock bottom in 2012 when he was dropped for the final test against South Africa at Lord's in August following a controversial text-message row.

The South African-born batsman admitted sending provocative texts to opposing players but denied allegations that he had told them how to dismiss former captain Andrew Strauss.

Pietersen is now eligible for all three international formats.